A new musical takes up yearlong residency at Madinat Theatre
Dubai may have its beautiful beaches and enormous shopping malls, but it’s so much more – that’s the ethos behind new musical Amazing Dubai. The local production chronicles the story of Dubai’s journey, told through the eyes of an imaginary Emirati family who travel to Dubai’s small fishing village in the 1800s. As the family grows, so does the city, and the show documents the demise of the pearl fishing industry, the accumulation of oil and gold, the importance of tourism and tax-free trade – all told through song and dance. The show will be performed twice a day, from Sunday to Thursday, all year.
Theatre, Souk Madinat, Dubai, Sat to Thur 11am and 2pm, Dhs75. Tel: (04) 3666546. Taxi: Madinat. madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com